Cape Landscapes: Sir John Herschel's Sketches 1834-1838

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Author: Brian Warner
Publisher: UCT Press (2007)
ISBN-10: 1919713751
ISBN-13: 9781919713755
Condition: Very Good. DJ slightly rubbed. Otherwise the maroon cloth boards with silver lettering are in superb condition. The interior is bright, clean and tightly bound. 
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 28.5 x 29.6 x 1.8 cm

Weight: 1.6 kg


The life and sketches of Sir John Herschel - one of the most noted astronomers of the 19th century - are documented in this unparalleled contribution to the artistic and historical records of the Cape of Good Hope. An accomplished artist, Herschel used an optical device known as a camera lucida to create more than one hundred exquisite sketches depicting the landscapes of South Africa. Fully reproduced sketches coupled with narrative text and extensive background material place these unique illustrations in their historical and geographical context.


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